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MP '06 can't see SportTrak Pro

This is a discussion on MP '06 can't see SportTrak Pro within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; Hi - I have a magellan SporTrak Pro that I want to use simply as an input device for MS ...

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    JumboShrimp is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    MP '06 can't see SportTrak Pro

    Hi - I have a magellan SporTrak Pro that I want to use simply as an input device for MS MapPoint '06. The GPS is not seen by MP on com port 1 however all features work fine with Magellan's Topo software and I can both Up / Down load to it. In other words magellan software sees the magellan unit but MS MP won't. Tech guy (level 1 I'm sure) at Magellan sez it won't work but I don't like that answer - all I want is an input and it *should* be just a hardware / connectivity issue...Right? It just a serial device!?

    Anybody know any tweaks for the SportTrak that'll allow me to use it? MS makes a version of the software that includes a GPS reciever but I didn't buy it coz I already have one that *should* be compatable (nmea 2). What would prevent it from being seen as a simple input device??

    Thanx, all
    Mike

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    Re: MP '06 can't see SportTrak Pro

    Make sure the magellan software is not running (using the com port)

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    Re: MP '06 can't see SportTrak Pro

    John, Thanx for the reply. There is nothing using the port. I have a feeling it JUST WON'T WORK with the SpotTrak Pro. I'm gonna try a USB -> Serial adapter (shot in the dark). I'm thinking of getting a Magellan Explorist XL - Bad Eyes..Big Screen.... Do you know if there is a HCL for MapPoint? MAgellan won't tell me nuthin - I was also looking at a Garmin 76 but don't know if it will work either. Thanx again for the reply...Mike

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    Re: MP '06 can't see SportTrak Pro

    Make sure that you have NEMA set correctly. Once you turn that on you will be able to used it to send data to your PC mapping software...

    Cheers,

    Swill

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